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Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 04 June 2015

With only two debuts in the Canadian Top Ten this week, overall album sales are up 1% year-to-date album sales are up 1%.   Physical CD sales are down 8% year-to-date over 2014 with digital album sales are up 10% year-to-date over last year. Digital track sales are down 4% year-to-date.

A$ap Rocky’s At.Long.Last.A$ap debuts at #1 on the  albums chart with 11,000 units sold. Further back, it’s Hillsong United’s Empires debuts at #4 with 3,500 units. 

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” is still the #1 digital track with  24,000 downloads sold. 

Four songs had more than one million streams this week, with Wiz Khalifa’s “See You Again” with two million streams. Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” had  1.68 million, followed by Omi’s “Cheerleader” with 1.2 million and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” at #4with 1.16 million.

Over in the US, it’s A$ap Rock at #1 on the album charts (116,000 units) followed by Boosie Badazz (#2, 59,000) and Hillsong United (#3, 47,000). “Bad Blood” from Taylor Swift is the most downloaded single (190,000 sales).

Finally in US streaming news, it’s Wiz Khalifa with 20 million listens, Fetty Wap’s “Trap Queen” with 18 million and T-Wayne’s “Nasty Freestyle” with 13.5 million.

All figures courtesy Nielsen SoundScan.

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2 thoughts on “Weekly Music Sales Report and Analysis: 04 June 2015

  • Where are the weekly sales of the last week of may 2015??

    • I was out of the hemisphere and didn’t have access to my usual trove of data.


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